We have detected that you are running an unsupported version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Please upgrade to version 9 or above for the best experience of this website

Opportunities available

Council invites interested commercial operators to apply for a 5 year licence (for a maximum of three sites) to use particular sites for water-based or land-based business operations in Port Stephens using Council's new online booking process.

As a first step, visit the list of site maps (listed below) which will be marked with a green tick if available and a red cross if unavailable.

Please note that all site listed are pre-determined and there will be no sites made available outside of this list.

Where the preferred site is available the application process is as follows;

  • The applicant will make a submission by lodging the application form and all supporting documentation listed in application form.
  • Applications will be assessed by an internal Council review panel led by the Contracts and Services Coordinator. The panel will convene when required, with membership including one section manager, a representative from Property Services Section and a representative from Civil Assets Section.
  • Applications will be received for either water based activities or land based activities.
  • Applications will  be accepted throughout the year subject to supply of sites.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by email by the Contracts and Services Coordinator.

What is the process for approval?

View and choose a location from the list below.

View the fees and charges (see Administration Services - Commercial Operator's Licence - water/land activities)

Review the Commercial Operators Policy on our policies page.

Download the Licensing of a commercial business activity on Council owned or controlled land application form from our A-Z forms page and send it to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

Applications shall by accessed by an internal review panel and successful applicants will be notified by email.

Commercial sites still available in Port Stephens


Anna Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Birubi Beach - One land based activityView Birubi Beach map
One Mile Beach - all takenView One Mile Beach map
Robinson Reserve - One land based activityView Robinson Reserve map

Boat Harbour

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Boat Harbour Beach Reserve - One water based activityView Boat Harbour Beach map

Corlette

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Foreshore Reserve, adjacent corner of Pantawarra St
- One Water based activity
View Foreshore Reserve map
Conroy Park - One land based activityView Conroy Park map

Fingal Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve - All takenView Fingal Bay Foreshore map
Fingal Bay Oval - Two land based activitiesView Fingal Bay Oval map
Tom O'Dwyer Oval - One land based activityView Tom O'Dwyer Oval map

Fisherman's Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Fisherman's Bay Park - One land based activityView Fisherman's Bay Park map

Hinton

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Hinton Foreshore Reserve - One land based activityView Hinton Foreshore map
Stuart Park - Two land based activitiesView Stuart Park map

Karuah

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Aliceton Reserve - Two land based activitiesView Aliceton Reserve map
Lionel Morton Oval - One land based activityView Lionel Morton Oval map

Lemon Tree Passage

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Kooindah Park - Three land based activitiesView Kooindah Park map

Mallabula

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Caswell Reserve - One water based activityView Caswell Reserve map
Mallabula Sports Complex - Four land based activitiesView Mallubula Sport Cplex map

Medowie

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Boyd Oval - Two land based activitiesView Boyd Oval map
Coachwood Reserve - One land based activityView Coachwood Reserve map
Ferodale Sports Park/Complex - Two land based activitiesView Ferodale Sports Park Cplex map
Kindlebark Oval - One land based activityView Kindlebark Oval map
Yulong Oval - Two land based activitiesView Yulong Oval map

Nelson Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Bill Strong Oval - All taken      View Bill Strong Oval map
Dutchman's Beach Reserve - One water and one land based activityView Dutchman's Beach Reserve map
Little Beach Reserve - All takenView Little Beach Reserve map
Nelson Bay Foreshore - All taken   View Nelson Bay Foreshore map
Tomaree Sports Complex - One land based activityView Tomaree Sports Cplex map
Fly Point Park - All takenView Fly Point Park map

Raymond Terrace

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Alton Park - One land based activityView Alton Park map
Boomerang Park - Three land based activitiesView Boomerang Park map
Fitzgerald Bridge boat ramp - One water based activityView Fitzgerald Bridge boat ramp map
King Park Sports Complex - One land based activityView King Park Sports Cplex map
Lakeside Reserve 2 - all takenView Lakeside Reserve 2 map
Lakeside Reserve 3 - One land based activityView Lakeside Reserve 3 map
Lakeside Sports Complex - One land based activityView Lakeside Sports Cplex map
Ross Walbridge Reserve - Two land based activitiesView Ross Walbridge Reserve map
Vi Barnett Oval - One land based activityView Vi Barnett Oval map

Salamander Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Bagnall Beach Road Detention Basin - One land based activityView Bagnall Beach Rd Det Basin map
George's Reserve - One water based activityView George's Reserve map
Joe Redman Reserve - One land based activityView Joe Redman Reserve map
Korora Oval - Two land based activitiesView Korora Oval map
Roy Wood Reserve - One water based activityView Roy Wood Reserve map
Salamander Bay Sports Complex - Two land based activitiesView Salamander Bay Sports Cplex map

Seaham

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Brandon Park - Two land based activities View Brandon Park map
Seaham Park - Three land based activitiesView Seaham Park map

Shoal Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Shoal Bay Foreshore - One water based activityView Shoal Bay Foreshore map

Soldier's Point

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Everitt Park - One land based activityView Everitt Park map

Tanilba Bay

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Foster Park - One water based activityView Foster Park map
Peace Park - One water based activityView Peace Park map

Taylor's Beach

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Taylor's Beach Foreshore - One water based activityView Taylor's Beach Foreshore map

Wallalong

Opportunities at this locationView the map
Bowthorne Park - One land based activityView Bowthorne Park map

If you have any questions please contact Ian Crawford on ph (02) 4980 0255 or email Council on Council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.